The Hunt and A Royal Affair selected for EFA

EFA. Thomas Vinterberg's "The Hunt" and Nikolaj Arcel's "A Royal Affair" are among the 47 contenders for the European Film Awards. Both films just had their North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Thomas Vinterberg's "The Hunt" and Nikolaj Arcel's "A Royal Affair" are both in the run for the golden European Film Awards. The European Film Academy has selected 47 European features from 31 countries.

During the next weeks, the 2,700 academy members will be able to vote in the various categories. Nominations will be announced on 3 November at the Seville European Film Festival.

Last year, Lars von Trier's "Melancholia" took the top prize for Best European Film plus two other prizes, Susanne Bier was presented with the Best European Director award, and Mads Mikkelsen received an an honorary achievement award.

The 25th European Film Awards will be presented on 1 December in Malta.

European Film Awards

Celebrated in Toronto

Meanwhile, "The Hunt" and "A Royal Affair" can rejoice in the great reception they've got at the Toronto International Film Festival, where both films have just enjoyed their world premiere.

"A Royal Affair" was met with standing ovations by the 2000 attending guests at the gala presentation last night, and has also been praised by critics. Read Roger Ebert's review in Chicago Sun-Times and Wall Street Journal's review 

"The Hunt", screening in the Special Presentation section, has been equally well-recived. Read Twitch's review and Examiner's review

"The Hunt" is produced by Morten Kaufmann and Sisse Graum Jørgensen, and "A Royal Affair" is produced by Louise Vesth, Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Meta Louise Foldager, both films for Zentropa with support from the Danish Film Institute.